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Wordfest Book Club

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Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2nd Street SW

Calgary, Alberta T2R 0W5

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Have you vowed to wean yourself off Netflix and get some serious reading done this fall and winter – then have a great chat about what you’ve read with an equally engaged group of book lovers?

Come prepared to delve into Tom Perrotta's novel, Mrs. Fletcher, a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the clarifying mistakes people can make when they’re no longer sure of who they are or where they belong.

This event marks the continuation of Wordfest's monthly book club series, which began with the inaugural Summer Reads Threesome series, hosted by blogger and book reviewer Anne Logan of ivereadthis.com.

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About Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta

A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, “U R my MILF!” While leading her all-too-placid life, Eve can’t curtail her obsession with the message and her new interest in a website that features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve’s online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence. Meanwhile, Eve’s son Brendan, a jock and aspiring frat-boy discovers that his new campus isn’t nearly as welcoming as he had imagined. Only a few weeks into his freshman year, Brendan is floundering in a college environment that challenges his white-dude privilege and shames him for his outmoded, chauvinistic ideas of sex. As the New England autumn turns cold, both mother and son find themselves enmeshed in morally fraught situations that come to a head one fateful November night.

See Tom Perrotta live at the 22nd annual Wordfest, Oct. 9-15, 2017

Tom Perrotta is the bestselling author of nine works of fiction, including Election and Little Children, both of which were made into Oscar-nominated films, and The Leftovers, which was adapted into a critically acclaimed, Peabody Award-winning HBO series. His other books include Bad Haircut, The Wishbones, Joe College, The Abstinence Teacher, Nine Inches, and his newest, Mrs. Fletcher. His work has been translated into a multitude of languages. Perrotta grew up in New Jersey and lives outside of Boston.

Click here to buy tickets to Tom Perrotta's Wordfest events.

About your host, Anne Logan

Anne Logan worked in the Canadian publishing industry for 7 years, and loved every minute of it. Now she reviews books online at iverreadthis.com, and on-air for CBC Calgary.

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